Maria Koch

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Pericytes play a crucial role in angiogenesis and vascular maintenance. They can be readily identified in vivo and isolated as CD146(+)CD34(-) cells from various tissues. Whether these and other markers reliably identify pericytes in vitro is unclear. CD146(+)CD34(-) selected cells exhibit multilineage potential. Thus, their perivascular location might(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of a prototype esophageal detection device (EDD) during use in the prehospital setting. DESIGN/SETTING Prospective convenience sample in a prehospital setting. POPULATION Intubated adult patients. INTERVENTIONS The study device was used to determine esophageal or endotracheal placement of endotracheal tubes in(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagitis caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) results in appreciable morbidity and economic burden. No systematic review has addressed the effectiveness of prokinetic drugs in the treatment of GERD esophagitis in adults. OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of prokinetic drugs in improving symptoms and endoscopic lesions in(More)
The rainbow connection number of a graph G is the least number of colours in a (not necessarily proper) edge-colouring of G such that every two vertices are joined by a path which contains no colour twice. Improving a result of Caro et al., we prove that the rainbow connection number of every 2-connected graph with n vertices is at most n/2. The bound is(More)
Autologous cells hold great potential for personalized cell therapy, reducing immunological and risk of infections. However, low cell counts at harvest with subsequently long expansion times with associated cell function loss currently impede the advancement of autologous cell therapy approaches. Here, we aimed to source clinically relevant numbers of(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to estimate the health benefits of selective taxation of healthy and unhealthy food commodities in relation to CVD and nutrition-related cancers. DESIGN The potential health effects of a selective taxation scenario were estimated as changes in the burden of disease, measured by disability-adjusted life years, from health(More)
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